According to MPAA guidelines, which is what most theaters use to set ticket age policies.
So, a 17 year old may purchase a ticket to an R rated movie for themselves without a parent/guardian.
Theater can set additional rules, for example some have rules that no one under 13 admitted to R-rated films after 7 PM.
Can a minor get into an R rated movie with a 17 year old?
Not all ticket types are available for all performances. Children under age 17 requires an accompanying parent or guardian (age 21 or older) to attend R rated performances.
Can I see a rated R movie if im 16?
In terms of can you buy a ticket and go see it in theaters, the answer to that is no, in order to see an R-Rated film you need to be 17 years of age.
Can you go to an R rated movie with a 18 year old?
The MPAA ratings specify for an R-rated movie: “Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.” So, yes, you have to be 21 to purchase a ticket for a minor to an R-rated movie.
Can a 17 year old see an NC 17 movie?
The NC-17 rating means “No Children 17 and Under Admitted.” The R Rating means “Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian.” Somehow there are things that a 17 year old can handle in an R-Rated movie, but they can’t handle the nastiness that goes on in an NC-17 film.